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Disney and Marvel Team Up for Super-Powered Sequel - Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes (2.0 Edition)
|By Business Wire
|April 30, 2014 02:30 PM EDT
Today, Disney Interactive and Marvel Entertainment confirmed that the
world’s most iconic Super Heroes are assembling for Disney
Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes - the 2.0 edition of the #1
best-selling new hybrid toy / video game of 2013, according to the NPD
Group’s video games retail sales data.
Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes Interactive Character Figures (Photo: Business Wire)
Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes features more than 20 new
interactive figures from across the Marvel universe, original storylines
penned by award-wining Marvel comic writer Brian Michael Bendis, and an
all-new Toy Box mode that makes it easier for players to create and
share their one-of-a-kind levels and mini-games with family and friends.
In addition, all characters and power discs from last year’s release of Disney
Infinity will be compatible with the Disney Infinity: Marvel
Super Heroes Toy Box.
“Disney Infinity was, from the start, built to be an interactive
experience where players could bring together their favorite Disney
characters and stories to create new Disney memories. With the
introduction of Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes,
we’re ushering in a new chapter of adventures, featuring a cast of the
world’s most popular Super Heroes,” said Jimmy Pitaro, President
of Disney Interactive. “Bringing popular and iconic Marvel characters to
the Disney Infinity platform truly takes this game to
the next level.”
“We’ve worked closely with the Disney Interactive team to deliver an
incredible line-up of Marvel characters and great storytelling for the
next chapter of Disney Infinity,” said Peter Phillips, EVP and
General Manager, Interactive & Digital Distribution at Marvel
Entertainment. “The 2.0 edition will allow Marvel fans around the world
to interact with their favorite Marvel Super Heroes in entirely new
ways, including compelling gameplay and a new line of collectible
The Avengers’ Iron Man, Black Widow, Thor, Captain America, Hulk and
Hawkeye will debut when the game launches this fall, along with
additional Play Sets and characters from other popular Marvel and Disney
franchises, which will be announced in the coming months. Disney Infinity:
Marvel Super Heroes will be available for the PlayStation®4
and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment systems, Xbox One,
the all-in-one games and entertainment system and Xbox 360 games and
entertainment system from Microsoft, the Wii U™ system from
Nintendo, PC and iOS tablets and smart phones.
“Marvel Super Heroes fit perfectly into Disney Infinity, and with
them we are pushing the platform’s limits of creativity and
imagination,” said John Blackburn, VP and General Manager of Avalanche
Software. “We’ve enhanced and redesigned the gameplay to match the
Marvel characters, while also making it easier than ever for players to
express and share their own creativity.”
The game is being developed by Avalanche Software and is
currently rated “RP” by the ESRB. For additional information, please
join the Disney Infinity Facebook Community
(Facebook.com/disneyinfinity) and Google+ community (https://plus.google.com/+DisneyInfinity),
and follow us on Twitter (twitter.com/disneyinfinity) and Instagram (instagram.com/disneyinfinity). To
access press materials, please visit http://disneyinteractive.smugmug.com/DisneyInfinity.
Disney Interactive, one of the world’s largest creators of high-quality
interactive entertainment across all platforms, is the part of The Walt
Disney Company responsible for the global creation and delivery of
interactive entertainment, multi-platform video games, and
family-focused content across all current and emerging digital media
platforms. Disney Interactive produces and distributes a broad portfolio
of content from Disney Interactive Games and Disney Interactive Media.
Products and content released and operated by Disney Interactive include
blockbuster mobile, social and console games, online virtual worlds, #1
kid’s entertainment destination Disney.com and the #1 Family/Parenting
portfolio on the Web. Disney Interactive is the interactive
entertainment part of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS).
About Marvel Entertainment
Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney
Company, is one of the world's most prominent character-based
entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000
characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel
utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and
publishing. For more information visit marvel.com. © MARVEL
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